Wondering what the jolly jack-o-lantern on your neighbor’s porch is smiling about? You can bet it’s because Halloween is almost here. Mischievous ghosts and other ghouls are ready to put the scare into unsuspecting trick-or-treaters during the annual night of fright. But, even before Halloween arrives, they’ll be causing goose bumps and bloodcurdling screams on some of the country’s best ghost tours and trails.
Guests participating in The Ghost and Goblin Trail
Members of the Bed and Breakfasts Inn Mount Washington Valley in New Hampshire’s White Mountains Region are brewing up a scary good time for their guests. The Ghost and Goblin Trail, the annual self-guided tour of inns including the Cabernet Inn, The Buttonwood Inn, Covered Bridge House, Cranmore Mountain Lodge, Farm By The River & Stables, Spruce Moose Lodge & Cottages and Mt. Washington Bed & Breakfast, will be held on Saturday, October 27. After arriving dressed in your ghoulish best, you can make your way from inn to inn sampling gastronomic goodies and picking up clues that will help solve “The Great Mystery Muddle of the White Mountains” riddle and word jumble. The lucky winner will receive a bountiful prize including a $200 gift certificate towards a 2-night stay at one of the participating inns.
Kehoe House located in Savannah, GA
Further down south is one of the country’s most ghost-riddled cities – Savannah, GA. Its Civil War past and large collection of cemeteries and old, historic homes where some Savannah bed and breakfasts are located make it a ghost hunter’s paradise. The Ghosts and Gravestones Tour will pass by some of the city’s scariest hot spots including River Street, the area believed to be the paranormal epicenter of Savannah, and the Kehoe House where one tour group heard the voice of a small boy. Rooms 201 and 203 at the inn also have been known to give guests a little more “boo” for their buck.
Before Halloween even gets here, you can try getting into the spirit by taking in a ghost tour or two. Our Pinterest board “Halloween: Ghost, Ghouls and Goodies” has other frightfully fun ideas including haunted bed and breakfasts to visit, spooky decorations to put up and Halloween treats to die for!